Just noting a sale —

Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown is $1.99 on Kindle today.
don’t have any idea how long that will last, but just fyi.

Which cover do you prefer? I think the top one is by far the best, but it’s the edition I have, so that may just be familiarity. I think the horse absolutely belongs on the cover, though, and for some reason he’s been removed on the later edition covers.

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6 thoughts on “Just noting a sale —”

  1. Kathryn McConaughy

    The dragons have never looked right to me on any of these covers… but I agree, the horse should be there.

  2. Recent read: the Silvered, Tanya Huff. Werewolf story where anthropophagy is covered in a sympathetic manner. Actually a very good read with Mad Evil Napoleon as the bad guy.

    Current read: Clockwork Magician, W.R. Gingell, coming of age sTory for twerpy genius magician. This makes for very funny reading, as he is continuously surprised by how annoyed (or amused) the people around him are…especially the girl who is evidently the eventual love interest.

    Notable quote:
    “They said you know the Enchanter Luck,” said Glenna. “I didn’t believe it, actually. Luck doesn’t care for people who are as irritating as he is; he likes to be the most annoying person in the room at any one time.”

  3. Was it you who told us about Intisar Khanani’s Sunbolt?
    If so, thank you!
    I just got round to reading it, and was interested enough to immediately get the sequel, Memories of Ash, and read that too.
    I enjoyed both, and am now hoping she will get on with writing the rest of the episodes.
    She got sidetracked into writing Thorn, based on the goose-girl fairytale, but a third book (so far untitled) is announced at the end of the second.
    I can see at least four threads that need to be dealt with in the course of thwarting Blackflame’s ambition – the burning lands & the phoenix, the northern council, the mother, and the breather prince taking an interest (those last two might be related: a bad breather taking her over might explain much); the Shadow League, tanuki and the Ghost might be instrumental or make a separate episode; the lycan guard looks like it might reoccur as an instrumental.
    She appears to deal with one plot per book, keeping the books short and clear, instead of writing a humongous door-stopper of an epic putting everything in play at once. I like that, it keeps the stories clear and gives satisfactory (temporary) resolutions at the end of each episode. It just causes me to hope strongly that she won’t abandon the story halfway through, as I want to know how it goes on!

    If you ever find out the third one is out, will you please tell us about it?

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